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UNFORGETTABLE, INSPIRATIONAL, INFORMATIVE For the past ten years EAS has been taking students of all ages from 8 to 80 to Venice, Florence and Rome to experience at first hand the splendour of Italian art and architecture. The 4 -5 day trips are uniquely designed to give participants not just an ... >>

UNFORGETTABLE, INSPIRATIONAL, INFORMATIVE

For the past ten years EAS has been taking students of all ages from 8 to 80 to Venice, Florence and Rome to experience at first hand the splendour of Italian art and architecture. The 4 -5 day trips are uniquely designed to give participants not just an in depth appreciation of each individual masterpiece but also an understanding of its wider significance in the history of art.

Our itineraries are carefully constructed to include the most important monuments in each city whilst our exclusive contacts provide access to lesser known private collections. Crucially students are taught directly in front of the relevant works of art and architecture and are encouraged to participate in the often lively discussions that ensue.

EAS courses are open to all ages and all levels of interest and are equally suitable for families, couples and individuals. Our goal is to provide a truly memorable and authentic experience. With this in mind we often arrange accommodation and events in private houses, villas and palazzi not generally open to the public.

About Ann Buchanan

Ann Buchanan has taught Art and Art History for 25 years at every level from primary to university. She is a firm believer in the value of interactive teaching and her infectious enthusiasm and passion for Italian culture mean that EAS trips abroad are always voyages of discovery.

Practical Art Teaching

The ability to draw or paint the monuments encountered on the trip often leaves a lasting impression. Ann's husband, the water colourist Hugh Buchanan, gives drawing and painting tuition to adults and older teenagers on the tour whilst Sarah Kettlewell is in charge of the younger children's art courses. Please check individual courses for availabitlity of practical art teaching - not all courses offer this.

For more information on the prices, dates and availability of this year's EAS Tours Abroad please browse the individual courses.

2021 Programme
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Imperial and Fin de Siècle Trieste
9th-13th April 2021
Course Director & Lecturer: Ann and Hugh Buchanan
  Trieste is the closest you can get to Vienna and the Hapsburgs without going to Austria! We will visit the ill fated  Emperor Maximilllian's  castle of Miramare and other austrian nobles' castles along the Istrian coast, such as the Turn and Taxis 14th century fortre ... >>

 

Trieste is the closest you can get to Vienna and the Hapsburgs without going to Austria! We will visit the ill fated  Emperor Maximilllian's  castle of Miramare and other austrian nobles' castles along the Istrian coast, such as the Turn and Taxis 14th century fortress  at Duino.Trieste and its environs' architecture ranges from Romanesque to Jugenstil and its cafes offer sachertorte and arguably the best coffee in Italy.

We will stay in the most Imperial of hotels-the Duchi d'Aosta in the historic centre of Trieste.

We will fly via Heathrow to Venice and be transported by private bus on our visit. However you are welcome  to organise your own travel arrangements.

Our itinerary includes a wide range of art and architecture, as Trieste was both the capital of the Hapsburg empire and a fulcrum of Modernism in 1900. The pioneer art historian and critic Johan Winkelmann is buried here and James Joyce lived in this artistic capital when he wrote 'Portrait of an Artist as a Young man".

Ann Buchanan will discuss the art and architecture and Hugh Buchanan will provide masterclasses and tuition  in drawing and watercolour  throughout the itinerary.

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Timetable

9th April

19.50  Depart Edinburgh

23.30 Arrive Bergamo

 

       

 10th April

       

 Tour old town of Bergamo

14.00 Train to Trieste

       
 18.00 Arrive Trieste Check into Grand Hotel Ducchi d'Aosta         

Detailed itinerary ...

13th April

       
 15.00 Depart Hotel for Train to Venice Airport Marco Polo        

 21.50 Depart Venice with Ryanair 

23.30  Arrive Edinburgh 

       

 

Accomodation

 

 We will stay in the  4* Grand Hotel Duchi d'Aosta founded in 1873.

Travel

 

 

Alternative flights available from London with BA

On 9th April you can  fly from London with British Airways to Venice  from Edinburgh via Heathrow departing at 8.10 /13.30 arriving at 16.45

On 13th April  Depart from Venice Marco Polo ariport  at 13.00 arrive at Heathrow at 14.20 and Edinbrugh at 16.50

Cost
£1250 to travel by air from London or Edinburgh to Trieste via Bergamo and 4 nights' accommodation
£1150 for 4 nights' accommodation
single supplement £350
£500
Booking
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Enquiries
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Palaces and Patrons in Moscow and St Petersburg
29th May-5th June 2021
Course Director & Lecturer: Ann Buchanan MA Fine Art
29th May 9.10 Depart Edinburgh with KLM 11.45 Arrive Amsterdam 13.05 Depart Amsterdam 16.55 Arrive St Petersburg Check in Astoria Hotel 30th May-Royal Palaces near Pushkin Catherine Palace and Alexander Palace (if restoration is completed) Pavlovsk Palace and Park 31st May -Palaces in centr ... >>

29th May

9.10 Depart Edinburgh with KLM

11.45 Arrive Amsterdam

13.05 Depart Amsterdam

16.55 Arrive St Petersburg

Check in Astoria Hotel

30th May-Royal Palaces near Pushkin

Catherine Palace and Alexander Palace (if restoration is completed)

Pavlovsk Palace and Park

31st May -Palaces in central Petersburg

Central city tour and Russian Museum

Yusupov Palace

1st June -Peter the Great's palaces and city

Peterhof

Hermitage   part 1

Menshikov Palace

2nd June

Hermitage  Part 2

Sapsan 1st class fast Train to Moscow-

Check in National Hotel

3rd June

Yusupov Arkhangelskoye Estate-outside Moscow

Puskhkin Gallery and Museum central Moscow

4th June

Kremlin tour

Tetryakov Gallery

5th June

Moscow tour, including New Maiden Convent, Jesus Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Vorobyev Hills

17.00 Depart Moscow 

19.30 Arrive Amsterdam

21.10 Depart Amsterdam

21.35 Arrive Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Course Director & Lecturer: Ann Buchanan MA Fine Art
Details and Itinerary coming soon ... >>

Details and Itinerary coming soon

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Castles and Collections in and near Turin
28th-31st October 2021
Course Director & Lecturer: Ann Buchanan MA Fine Art
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